First-ever Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Canada commences construction, heralding significant job opportunities.
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Canada is under construction
Embarking on a transformative venture, the inaugural Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Canada has commenced its construction phase in Ottawa. Set to revolutionise the local entertainment landscape, the completion of this remarkable project is anticipated in the spring of 2025, marking a significant milestone in the region.
Replacing the renowned Rideau Carleton Casino, the upcoming resort will feature a 150-room hotel, including 22 luxurious suites, along with an array of captivating amenities. Excitement awaits with 1,500 state-of-the-art slot machines, 40 live-action table games, an immersive sportsbook, high-limit gaming areas, and an exclusive Baccarat room. Moreover, guests will be spoiled for choice with a diverse selection of ten dining options, vibrant bars, and inviting lounges. Elevating the entertainment experience to new heights, the resort will house the illustrious Hard Rock Live theatre, boasting an impressive capacity of 1,800 seats, complemented by a standing area accommodating 2,200 patrons.
Expressing enthusiasm for the upcoming venture, Jon Lucas, Chief Operating Officer of Hard Rock International, shared his excitement, stating, “We are thrilled to take a significant step forward in introducing our iconic brand and rich musical heritage to the vibrant community of Ottawa and its surrounding regions.”
Revolutionising Ottawa’s entertainment scene
Expressing gratitude to the provincial and municipal elected officials who played a pivotal role in reaching this significant milestone, the spokesperson remarked, “We extend our sincere appreciation to the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) and the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) for their unwavering support, which has been instrumental in making this endeavour a reality. Our partnership with them is truly valued.”
Alongside the promising economic prospects, this private investment undertaking in Ottawa will generate approximately 1,900 new employment opportunities, both directly and indirectly, within the construction sector. These positions will contribute to the local workforce, fostering growth and prosperity.
Commending the project’s transformative impact on the southern region of the city, Mayor Mark Sutcliffe highlighted, “The forthcoming Hard Rock Hotel & Casino marks a substantial investment in our community, bolstering the existing appeal of the Rideau Carleton Casino. It not only brings new jobs but also adds another remarkable tourist attraction to Ottawa.”
Embracing their commitment to philanthropy, Future Hard Rock demonstrated their dedication by presenting a generous CAD$20,000 (USD$14,902) donation to Minwaashin Lodge, a nearby shelter providing refuge for Indigenous women. This gesture commemorated the construction ceremony at Rideau Carleton Casino, showcasing Hard Rock International’s firm dedication to supporting local and Indigenous organisations through charitable contributions, sponsorships, and meaningful partnerships.
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